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Bernard chats with Joe about his roots in Kerry, how Jimmy Deenihan was instrumental in introducing his Mam and Dad in Finuge, and responsible for three inter-county footballers. He talks about his new book The Hill, his footballing career with Dublin GAA, the buzz of Hill 16, his retirement from football, and his many businesses. He also talks openly about his optimism for future opportunities in life.
His new book, The Hill, was born out of the idea to tell his own story about his football career with Dublin and to leave a legacy for his family, where he expresses the many learning’s on his journey which also highlights his mind-set for better solutions in the game. The book also includes quotes from George Bernard Shaw and diverse and passionate characters such as Jack McCaffrey.
Bernard talks very positively on hope and resilience whereby his personal drive gave him the extra edge which helped increase his talent in football to come to the fore. His advice to young adults is to “look at the bright things and stay positive” and to remember that disappointments can allow preparation time for new successes.